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Ayr – Preview 22nd September 2023

Gordon Brown – Race Reporter

Gordon has a wealth of experience of racing through his background in the written and broadcast media. His current principle role is reporting and supporting the scene in Scotland on Racing TV and relaying the latest news with Scottish angles.

GALE FORCE MAYA, trained by Michael Dods and ridden by Connor Beasley, bids to win the feature race at Ayr on Friday for the second year running.

Twelve months ago, when sent off 7-4 favourite, the nine-year-old mare won the Listed Arran Scottish Sprint EBF Fillies’ Stakes by three-quarters of a length.

This Kevin Ryan’s Queen Me, whose dam was a Group 2 winner, is likely to be one of the market principals following her brave effort when beaten just under five-lengths in the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes at York.